Boromir the Abuser | Redeemed!
In the book, they introduce Aragorn as the heir of Isildur and Boromir . himself and actually asks for their trust because, for his own comfort. No doubt, Aragorn, so keenly aware of his own limitations and the fall Yet, in regard to Boromir's relationship with Frodo, none of that really matters. has every reason not to trust their abuser and not to restore relationship. I am new to this and new to LOTR and i am curious as to how boromir and aragon, if at all, are related. Boromir doesnt seem to know that.
The Fellowshipespecially Aragorn, believed that there was more to the confrontation than Boromir was telling them, but Aragorn did not press the issue.
Upon hearing of Frodo's predicament, the rest of the Fellowship, particularly the Hobbits, scattered in an ill-concieved attempt to find him. Aragorn ordered Boromir to follow and look after Merry and Pippin while he took off after Sam.
Boromir came to their aid and drove the orcs off, but more orcs came and Boromir was mortally wounded by many arrows. Aragorn found him dying under a tree, with Merry and Pippin gone.
The scene in Fellowship of the Ring, where Boromir speaks to Aragorn in Lothlorien : movies
He stayed with Boromir until he died from his wounds. Afterwards, they sang the Lament for Boromir. Legacy Edit Boromir is seen in Denethor's vision Three days after Boromir's death, his brother Faramir saw his funeral boat passing down the Anduin. Men of Gondor found Boromir's horn, the Horn of Gondorbroken in twain, and brought it to his father. This drove Denethor to despair, and when compounded with Faramir's later seemingly-mortal wounding and his knowledge of Mordor's indomitable might, he lost his mind.
Many, including Faramir, often lamented Boromir's passing as Sauron readied his forces to attack, noting that his loss would be keenly felt by Gondor on the field of battle. Boromir won respect even from his enemies: Boromir was above all else exceedingly valiant and steadfast, and was held in great esteem by the fighting men of many nations.
Frodo, the Ring Bearer, had gone apart for time alone, to decide the next step of the journey. Suddenly, he awoke from his thoughts; a strange feeling came to him that something was behind him, that unfriendly eyes were upon him.
He sprang up and turned; but all that he saw to his surprise was Boromir, and his face was smiling and kind.
Aragorn & Boromir, book vs. film
They will likely point out that Boromir was a mighty man of valor, a strong and courageous warrior against the evil of Mordor, a captain of Gondor, a true patriot, and one who gave his life defending his comrades. Boromir was all of that and more. And there is truth in this perspective as well. In our battle against sin, we all have moments of failure and shame, for which we would not like to be remembered.
This is especially true, given that Boromir expressed sincere remorse for his treacherous behavior. Their acquaintance turned into the kind of friendship based on necessity, or obligation, when Boromir was appointed one of the members of the Fellowship as a representative of the race of Men because for the most part he had a common road with Frodo. In fact, Boromir was never secretive about his intention to go back home to Minas Tirith and willed to follow the Fellowship only as long as they were going the same direction.
But back to the beginning of their relationship. Indeed, he was the eldest son of Denethor, the Steward of Gondor, supposed to take the seat of his father after his death, and the greatest warrior of his country. But what is interesting is the use of the adjective proud; all the more that it is used with his person two more times throughout this chapter: No other character was attributed this quality so often, save his father Denethor, whom Boromir resembled the most in temper.
Tolkien did not do this at the introduction of other characters. If not immediately presenting them as genuinely good or bad, he usually introduced them as ambivalent characters, such as Aragorn or Faramir3, until their true nature was revealed, but without strong accent of any specific trait. Not even Denethor was presented in such a suspecting manner, though not described as the most righteous person either. In his work Tolkien seems to be using pride in a very general sense, when it has neither positive nor negative connotation as such, not in its specific meaning as a sin.
So he often employed it to denote a legitimate esteem, praiseworthiness, and nobility. In a way, this is also true for Boromir — he was a High Warden and a Captain-General of noble lineage, and as such he was well aware of his strength and all the creditable deeds he performed to ensure the safety of his country. And he had a strong sense of justice. At the council he was quick to set all the rumours about Gondor and its allies right and to explain what the situation was like in there.
He did not suffer the valiance of his people being underrated and demanded that everyone recognized it and gave him and his people the respect they deserved. It saddened him that Gondor was getting so little thanks from other nations despite the fact that they always bore the first assaults from Mordor. To his credit he also eagerly defended the reputation of Rohirrim against the lie that they pay tribute to Sauron in horses.
While all the above mentioned is true, his talk at the council also revealed that he thought maybe too highly of himself and his people, unaware or even ignorant of what was going on in the rest of Middle-earth. And when his brother and later also he received the strange riddle in their dreams, Boromir insisted on going to Rivendell for aid even though Faramir volunteered for it first. He thought the journey too dangerous and his brother too incompetent to manage it.
Regarding his people, Boromir ascribed to them a high place among the nations of Middle-earth based on their descent, from which they derived their power, majesty and superiority. Oddly enough, here again Boromir himself mentioned the pride of his ancestors, naming it as a good quality. As Boromir confessed few months later to Celeborn, he had little knowledge of the lands beyond Rohan LotR, II, vi,but at the council he talked as if he knew well the situation abroad.
In his version, the rest of Middle-earth lived in peace and safety because Gondor was holding back all the evil coming from Mordor. Additionally, although he was aware that Gondor needed military aid, he was too proud — now in the negative sense — to ask for help, as can be seen from the third quote on the pre-previous page.
It would be beneath the dignity of Gondorian men, and he underscores this by saying: A glint of eye is often a symbol of lust or improper desire, so already the suspicion about his unvirtuousness starts to seem valid. He believed in military power, because that is all he knew and could do; so he could not imagine that the Dark Lord could be destroyed any other way, except by his own dark devices. Therefore, he was distrustful of the opinions and advice of all the fair, mighty people at the council not to mention his natural misgivings about Elves, who were the most numerous there, and their leaders, such as Galadriel.
He was obviously imprudent. He thought it folly to destroy the Ring. But because he was the only one there who thought so, he succumbed and did not argue about it anymore.
Aragorn & Boromir, book vs. film | The Tolkien Forum
They were probably in no closer contact until the Fellowship set off from Rivendell exactly two months after the council. He was the one who insisted on taking some firewood with them, and it proved a very clever advice, and when the snow covered them it was again he who, being broader and stronger in build, led the way through the drifts to make a path for the others and helped to carry the hobbits on his back LotR, II, iii, His distrust of authorities was displayed again only when they reached the Gates of Moria and Gandalf struggled to open it.
He did not want to go through the mines. Then, out of nervosity and disgust of that place, Boromir threw a stone into the lake, which might have been the primary cause that roused the tentacled water monster. Upon this, Frodo admonished Boromir not to disturb the water, which was their first direct engagement with each other.
But once they entered Moria, he could do no other than to obey and follow the wizard. Aragorn corrected him that a better word would be unchanged, and ensured him that only those need to fear it who bear some evil in them, by which he foreshadows what is going to happen.
After the meeting with Galadriel, Boromir confessed that he felt exceedingly strange and uneasy under her stare. He did not tell what the temptation was in his case; instead, he pressed Frodo to reveal his. Whenever the debate turned to what course they should take, he made it clear that he thought the journey to Mordor a sheer folly and he presented the way to Gondor as the best one in his opinion, even though no one really asked for his advice. And always when saying this he fixed his eyes on Frodo as if he was silently trying to persuade him to agree with his choice.
But it was during the farewell with Galadriel and Celeborn when he nearly made a slip and revealed his true thinking. What he really meant was that it would be a folly to throw away the Ring, not the lives of people.
As they were nearing the decision point, even other members of the Fellowship noticed that Boromir grew still more and more restless. But the relationship between Frodo and Boromir reached its climax at Amon Hen when it was time for them to definitely decide what course to take further LotR, II, x, [All the following quotes are from this span, unless indicated otherwise.
Frodo was granted some time alone for thinking. He left their camp, but while all the others respected his privacy and did not look to see where he went, Boromir stared at him intently. After some time, unnoticed by the others, he left the camp too and followed Frodo. When he came across him in the wood, it is reported that Frodo had a strange feeling as if some unfriendly eyes were upon him.
He spoke to him openly about his fear and was even honest about his doubts regarding the strength and sincerity of Men. This only induced Boromir into a more passive-aggressive way of persuasion.